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The Best Moments From Melbourne Music Week 2014

The Best Moments From Melbourne Music Week 2014

So the final days of November mark the end of yet another Melbourne Music Week. Now in its fifth year, Melbourne Music Week’s 2014 program was bigger and bolder than...

The Knife Played Their Last Ever Show In Iceland And We Were There

The Knife Played Their Last Ever Show In Iceland And We Were There

The Knife have always been an elusive prospect. Even without taking into account the few amount of tours they’ve undertaken since their inception the duo of...

The Best Gig In The World Just Happened, & We Were There

The Best Gig In The World Just Happened, & We Were There

There are gigs, and then there are gigs. The ones you’ll remember years from now when all the crappy pub gigs, all the arena shows, all...

The 5 Best Musical Moments In Surfing History, With Waxhead

The 5 Best Musical Moments In Surfing History, With Waxhead

In celebration of the released of ‘Home’, the first single to be taken from their debut EP of the same name, the self-described Byron Bay ‘surf...

Is Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders’ ‘Playmates’ The Best Collaborative Album Of The Year?

Is Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders’ ‘Playmates’ The Best Collaborative Album Of The Year?

The surrealist film clip for ‘Come On Back This Way’, the first single on Playmates – the highly-anticipated new album by Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders...

Track By Track Breakdown: The Smith Street Band’s ‘Throw Me In The River’

Track By Track Breakdown: The Smith Street Band’s ‘Throw Me In The River’

The Smith Street Band are back with a brand new record, and to all the fans out there, you won’t be disappointed. After what seemed like...

History’s Greatest Rock N Roll Reinventions, With The Stiffys

History’s Greatest Rock N Roll Reinventions, With The Stiffys

Melbourne’s most important sailor themed duo The Stiffys (aka Jason Leigh and Adam Stagg) are about to tour next month in celebration of their brand new single...

10 Wicked Acts We Saw At CMJ 2014

10 Wicked Acts We Saw At CMJ 2014

Like any music conference/festival, New York’s CMJ Music Marathon is a strange, unwieldy beast; like trying to wrestle the Marshmallow Man while drinking too much and...

The 8 Things We Learnt From The Flaming Lips’ Beatles Tribute Album

The 8 Things We Learnt From The Flaming Lips’ Beatles Tribute Album

“It’s the Flaming Lips doing the Beatles, and we’ve got a lot of our really fucking weird friends to help us do this record.” This is...

We Taste-Test Silverchair Drummer’s Alcopop Range, So You Don’t Have To

We Taste-Test Silverchair Drummer’s Alcopop Range, So You Don’t Have To

It’s been five months since the Tone Deaf office first taste-tested La Mascara, the alcohol line concocted by ex-Silverchair drummer Ben Gillie and his wife Jackie, aka The Real Housewives...

The Things We Learnt From King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s New Album

The Things We Learnt From King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s New Album

If you’re familiar with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, then many things come to mind at the single mention of their name; whimsical melodies, a...

The 7 Best Pubs In Australia, According To Drunk Mums

The 7 Best Pubs In Australia, According To Drunk Mums

Our favourite Melbourne pub rockers Drunk Mums recently dropped their new single ‘Nanganator’, a follow up to the power rock hit ‘Plastic’. ‘Nanganator’ is and ode to...

The 5 Things We Learnt From Thurston Moore’s Album ‘The Best Day’

The 5 Things We Learnt From Thurston Moore’s Album ‘The Best Day’

Thurston Moore is one of the more recognizable names in alternative rock, basically the ‘cool’ version of Dave Grohl. For the uninitiated, Moore formed the seminal...

New Zealand’s 6 Most Important Bands, According To Jakob

New Zealand’s 6 Most Important Bands, According To Jakob

New Zealand post-rock legends Jakob recently released their new album Sines which arrives eight year after their last release. The record’s lead single ‘Blind Them With Science’,...

Hit Or Shit? Slipknot’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’

Hit Or Shit? Slipknot’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’

The latest dispatch from metal veterans Slipknot, .5: The Gray Chapter, comes a full six years after the release of their fourth album, All Hope Is...

The 5 Reasons You’ll Be Sorry You Missed Austin City Limits 2014

The 5 Reasons You’ll Be Sorry You Missed Austin City Limits 2014

Mega festivals. It’s hard to conquer a mega festival, both from a punter’s perspective and a production perspective. Over the weekend we attempted to conquer Austin City...

6 Reasons Why The Australian Music Industry Isn’t The Worst In The World

6 Reasons Why The Australian Music Industry Isn’t The Worst In The World

You may not have heard of online UK magazine What Culture, but their piece, ‘6 Reasons Why The Australian Music Industry Is Currently The Worst In The...

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